Lake & Porter County DUI-Related Car Injury Claim Attorney
Drunk drivers who injure people in accidents may be subject to both criminal and civil consequences. At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Porter County car accident lawyers represent the victims of drunk drivers in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Punishing the Drunk Driver
In Indiana, a person is considered to be operating while intoxicated (OWI) if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Persons who cause a drunk driving accident that results in personal injury can face serious criminal penalties such as jail time, fines and driver’s license suspension.
Compensating the Victim
Civil personal injury cases are about compensating the victims of drunk drivers for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Compensation in a drunk driving accident case can also include punitive damages to address the extreme negligence of driving under the influence.
For the victim, the emotional distress can be one of the most difficult aspects of a personal injury case involving a drunk driver. Unfortunately, money will never make you whole following a serious personal injury. Our lawyers will concentrate on your civil case so you can concentrate on medical treatment and recovering your health as fully as possible.
Learn more about dealing with medical bills after a car accident.
For More Information About Drunk Driving Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Porter County and Lake County drunk driving accident attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.